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Children in the Wilderness Zimbabwe hosted an inaugural YES Programme Enterprise Camp at the end of August. This camp brought together 17 Form 3 girls from Ngamo Secondary, Kapane Secondary, and Sipepa High Schools in Tsholotsho. While the focus on this camp was on environmental education, life skills, enterprise, and entrepreneurship, the emphasis was on...
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A training session for Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) trip leaders was held at the Wilderness Safaris offices in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The aim was to introduce and familiarise trip leaders on the Stellar Wordworks Literacy Programme that their guests will be involved in on visits to the various Zimbabwean primary schools supported by Grand Circle....
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Written by Nick Galpine Photographs provided by Blessing Danha What do you do when personal tragedy strikes and everything you thought was certain in life, suddenly seems much less so? How do you rebuild and learn to make the most of every moment? If you’re Blessing Danha, an infrastructure consultant from Camden, you get yourself back...
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The finishing touches are being completed on the new boys’ hostel at Kapane Secondary School in Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe. This project was made possible through a generous donation by Jessica and Matthew Upchurch. It was a much-needed development to ensure that students boarding at the school have a safe place to stay during the term. Previously,...
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As the organiser and beneficiary of the annual Nedbank Tour de Tuli, Children in the Wilderness (CITW) is marking the successful completion of its 15th mountain bike fundraising event. The 2019 edition marked the 12th consecutive year that riders have had the opportunity to experience the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area. By way of ringing...
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Children in the Wilderness (CITW) Zambezi is fortunate to have an ongoing relationship with The Bourke Family Foundation. The foundation provides solar lights which are distributed to students and teachers to help them study or mark in the evenings. We focus on distributing lights to Grade 6 students who will be able to make use...
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Jabulani Primary School students now have a brand-new open-air reading room thanks to the generosity of Hunter Valley Grammar School in Australia. Every two years, volunteers from the school – a mixture of teachers and students – come to Zimbabwe and visit the school every day for a week, helping in various ways such as...
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As part of their WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) initiative, Grand Circle Foundation (GCF) has assisted in the establishment of two toilet blocks at Jabulani Primary School in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The WASH initiative aims to ensure that “all the schools and villages we support have access to an adequate supply of clean water and...
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The Chien family from the United States recently visited Zimbabwe and as part of their visit to Jabulani Primary School, wanted to donate soccer and netball uniforms for the students. The Children in the Wilderness (CITW) team pre-arranged the acquisition of the soccer goal posts, nets, netball hoops, soccer balls, netballs, and ordered the kits...
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Over halfway through Term 2, the Eco-Clubs in the Zambezi Region are well into their lessons. We spent an afternoon last week with the Eco-Club at Lupani Primary School in Kazungula, Zambia, where the lesson for the week was on litter. Sitting outside in the shade of a tree, students had brought benches from a...
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